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. employees of a big u.s. defense contractor in afghanistan appearing extremely drunk, fumbling and shirtless, on the job. a cell phone video obtained exclusively by abc news is igniting outrage over a scene that looks more like a rowdy frat house than the operations center of a company paid to carry out u.s. policy overseas. abc's brian ross brings us this investigation. >> reporter: in a place where terrorists have and will attack, at any time, these are some of the men being paid by american taxpayers to help provide security for u.s. civilian personnel 24/7. the security manager for an american company scientific, with a $47 million contract from the pentagon, staggeringly drunk in the operations center. >> kevin. come on. >> reporter: this is the company's medical officer. wived out, stoned, after shooting up with narcotics. >> please snap out of it. >> reporter: and this is the company's top on-site executive, in front of a bonfire, where, according to former employees, live ammunition rounds were tossed into the flames. >> it was like a frat house for adults. >> reporter: the footage w
now reach the u.s. >>> officials are calling it the worst case of hoarding they've seen. dozens of 18-wheelers needed to clear it away. now, help for the horder. >>> and one honest cabbie. returning nearly $250,000 in cash, believe it or not. getting a measly reward in return. making us ask, what would you do? >>> and good morning, everyone. we begin this tuesday with jerry sandusky refusing to go quietly to his sentencing day. >> almost a year after the public first learned of the penn state child sex abuse investigation, sandusky will learn his fate later today. but he's already lashing out with a defiant statement of innocence and charges of conspiracy. >> abc's t.j. winick is in bellefonte, pennsylvania. good morning, t.j. >> reporter: good morning. that's right. jerry sandusky faces a sentence of 10 to more than 218 years. last night, we got a sneak preview of the statement he will read here at the court today. jerry sandusky now regrets not taking the stand in his own defense, after being convicted of 48 counts of sex abuse against young boys. for the last ten months, he's been
in place until 5:00. u.s. park police plan to be done by 5:00. so that's another dirty minutes. there was road work on the northwest branch in maryland between new hampshire avenue and university boulevard. you cannot see the construction in this camera. no early delays. looks fine between frederick and the capital beltway. >> new this morning, four people injured when a stolen vehicle crashed into a tree in northwest d.c. >> it's not clear what led to her this late-night crash that happened on new jersey avenue and r street. a weapon was found in the car. one person was taken to hospital in critical condition. the second person was treated for minor cuts and bruises. two more people were taken to our university hospital. we don't know their conditions. >> police investigating a shooting in southeast. officers found a male victim on the third floor apartment on 27th street near texas ave. we don't know his condition or what led to the shooting. just hours away from the third and final presidential debate. president obama and mitt romney will face off at lynn university in boca
says the suicide bomber for a weekend attack killed the the u.s. troops not a member of the country oppose the intelligence agency. what nato reported on saturday after the attack happened. because the suicide in uniform of the getlligence agency to then blew up a suicide vest as nato troops were making a delivery to the are.uarters in canada that's driven the two u.s. troops died. kandahar. the person behind the suicide thecks only was wearing uniform and was not an official member of the agency. inside attacks are on the minds serving in troops afghanistan. year the suicide attacks 15%m insider's account for all tax and the deaths of over there. back to you. >> thank you. 50 degrees outside on this tuesday morning. >> still ahead, secretary of state clinton tries to ease the surroundingrestorm attack at the u.s. consulate in libya. attack at the u.s. consulate in libya. how does it brew such great coffee? well, inside the brewer are these green fields of coffee, actually, i just press this button. brew what you love, simply. keurig. marywe invest in them.umber one in america becau
he called the attack in benghazi inca terror attack. transcript. >> he did in fact. >> the u.s. attack in libya -- on the u.s. consulate libya is expected to be among the topics. president obama is winning in poll showsd another the race as a dead heat. >> the challenge for the be defining the middle east strategy going for it. has had some successes and s that are still murky. for romney, there's a broad challenge. that is how do you drill down to policies? the republican party is not t what a republican foreign-policy looks like. hear whate eager to side has to say tonight, growing weary of the political process. >> i'm tired of the political ads. >> and a big issue tonight is iran.ed to be there's a report the u.s. and agreed to one-ve on-one talks over the nuclear but the white house agreement buto is prepared for bilateral talks. republicans on the weekends say are playing politics with all this. once the debate tonight on abc 7. can watch the debates starting at 9:00 p.m. on abc 7. once again, we invite you to take part in our react how other voters reacting at the same t
, including the u.s. ambassador. >> i want to make sure we get that for the record. it took the president 14 days before they called the act in benghazi an act of terror. >> he did, in fact, sir. let me call it an act of terror. >> can you say that louder, candy? >> he did call an act of terror. >> reporter: and the president brought up the infamous 47% comment in his closing statement. >> when he said, behind closed doors that 47% of the country considers themselves victims, or refuse personality responsibility, think about who he was talking about. >> reporter: this was the one and only town hall style debate. next monday's debate will focus on foreign policy. paula? >> i've got my popcorn and soda ready for round three. t.j. winick live on long island this morning. thanks, t.j. >>> there's lots to analyze on both sides. earlier this morning, rob and i talked to our senior washington editor, rick klein. >> always appreciate you being here with us. talk a little bit about, i guess, what was the strength for each guy last night? what was their home run? >> president obama was able to look pr
nato and afghanistan service members. killed andbeen injured.0 this is an area where u.s. troops patrol on a day-to-day .asis no confirmation this morning nato on whether these were u.s. troops killed. three soldiers were killed and translator was killed as well. the taliban claimed responsibility for this attack. we are trying to get more video and more inflation and hope to later. in the later jummy olabanji reporting. back to you. >> thank you. new this morning, the continues into a shooting which wounded a man and woman. >> this happened after 10:00 night at new york and north capitol in northwest. man was shot in the leg. shot in the arm. police are not saying what led to the shooting or releasing any details on the suspects. >> prince george's county investigating a suspicious apartment fire. out before 11:30 last night in oxon hill. the fire was contained to the second floor of a three-story building. no one injured. what could be in favor of for drivers in the district. occupy dc plans to mark one year since its movement with a protest. protest brianne carter has details. >> goo
at the loudoun county fairgrounds. do need tickets to attend that event. virginia u.s. senate candidate allen and tim kaine will in a debate int richmond. the second of three this campaign season. broadcast live from 8:00 until 9:00 on news channel 8. you will have a chance to watch. today is your last chance to d.c.a taste of >> it is on pennsylvania avenue between ninth street and 14th today, so sample food from 50 area restaurants starting at noon today. >> still ahead, the president of venezuela is staying put. >> still ahead, the president of venezuela is staying put. we what do we do when something that's hard to paint, >> still ahead, the president of venezuela is staying put. wereally wants to be painted? we break out new behr ultra with stain-blocker from the home depot... ...the best selling paint and primer in one that now eliminates stains. soso it paints over stained surfaces, scuffed surfaces, just about any surface. what do you say we go where no paint has gone before, and end up some place beautiful. more saving. more doing. that's the power of the home depot. behr ultra. now
this u.s. serviceman was killed in aeople firefight with afghan army allies. 2000th american in the 11-year-old war. >> tomorrow could be a rough for drivers in d.c.. is because members of city plant to shut k street in the morning. they mark the one-year .nniversary of the movement they stayed in mcpherson square for nearly five until the enforced a ban on overnight camping. >> it has been a cloudy night with a few showers. when willout there -- the rain go away? stick around. we will be in the belfort furniture weather center with a first check. the first showers -- we have been watching them in the belfort furniture weather center. movedf the showers have out of the area. at clear skies. temperatures have fallen. gaithersburg. 57 in fredericksburg. this is what it looks like early in the afternoon and evening. showers from the north -- and moves up toward the east. skies begin to clear across west virginia into western maryland. clear skies will be with us from early tomorrow morning, along with a bit of patchy fog. temperatures jump into the 50's afternoon, around 70 degrees or so.
30 locations in the u.s. and there's one in sterling, virginia. pizza hut is under fire for a free pizza promotion that involves the presidential candidates. and american airlines is trying out something new when it comes to food. that's in the next hour. ellen braitman reporting for abc 7 news. >> we will see you in a little lips. -- little bit. >> a major emission from secretary of state clinton. what she says >> d.c. officials are ready for winter. city council member's concern about a repeat of the snowmageddon storm of 2010 when blizzards shutting down pour days. the city has purchased 45 new plows and they will have 600 pieces of equipment ready to go. and they have a backup assault contractor -- salt contractor. >> let's check tim cook jacqui jeras and find out what we should be preparing for-- let's check in with jacqui jeras. >> i'm looking forward to snow. i know everyone will hate me for that. let's start with the satellite and radar picture. the cold front is offshore. a little cloudy still in western maryland. overall, we will see blue skies today. a really good one to
that killed a u.s. ambassador, and a congressional hearing has led to a new showdown over security of the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. he was criticized for speaking about security earlier this year. a top state officials said he declined to approve more security but also said they had the correct number of assets at the time of the attack. you might remember the u.s. ambassador and three other americans were killed on september 11. the obama administration now calls these attacks terrorism and the white house says it is the result of an anti-islam video producer in the united states. >> tonight, one person finds herself in hot water. the seductive voice on the other end of that line. >> we are going to win. >> yes. absolutely. >> and you can hear what president obama tells diane >> we are less than 24 hours away from a debate. vice president joe biden and vice-presidential nominee paul ryan are getting ready to square off. >> here is what president obama said to diane sawyer. >> we look forward. it makes you that much more determined. >> the president also accused the romney campaign
are looking at 60 degrees right now. >> still to come, new details on the attack in libya which kill the u.s. ambassador and three other americans. the white hou >> costa rica is assessing damage after a powerful earthquake. >> it was centered in the northwest part of the country. at this point, no reports of casualties or serious damage. >> want to check on the weather with jacqui jeras. >> the only pick up in our forecast is what is going on right now -- a little bit of cloud cover. it is possible that we could see a sprinkle or two. for the most part today is going to shake up to be another beautiful day. the warmest day of the week. temperatures this morning 60 to start you off. 60 at reagan national. 55 in winchester. 60 in fredericksburg. a record high today 84 -- we will stay shy of that by a couple of degrees. 76 by noon and 80 degrees by 5:00. a great day. a slide in the temperatures on the way. your seven-days minutes away -- first traffic. >> good morning. we have a bit of activity for virginia. i will take into a video. shortly before midnight we had an incident involving a tract
word that a haso-based mobil carrier purchased 70% of u.s.-based corp..nextel this deal is worth $20 billion. the japanese company announcing this at a news conference just happened this morning in tokyo. the deal has been approved by both boards would still need e u.s.-basedm th shareholders. the wall street journal reporting that the ceo of sprint in control of the in the u.s.. now it's not clear what this means for consumers. analysts say in the future this gives a spread nextel the maybe purchase a mobile, company like t- morethem a little against at&t and verizon. if they were to do that in the mean at&t andould might ask to explore their prices a little to stay with a company like .print this is a story we will continue watch. we will have even more hour.ation in our next back to you. >> thank you. 4:52. for the first time in over a found a waydskins to win at fedex field. the first home victory of the rg3 era. the rookie quarterback put on setting a record his fifth rushing touchdown season. 76-ent up the middle for a touchdown, which sealed the deal. 38-26.t the victory >> to
lapses that led to the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate. however, republican lawmakers say the safety of americans working overseas rests squarely with the demander in chief. they are preparing for a possible strike, moving drones into the area. putting special opes forces on stand-by. >>> the pakistani girl who was targeted by the taliban is getting treatment at a hospital in england. officials are talking optimistically on what will admittedly be a very long recovery. nick schifrin reports from birmingham. >> reporter: she was nearly killed for simply wanting to go to school. malala has began a long road to recovery. her doctors removed her ventilator and she responded to stimuli. >> her doctors believe she has a chance of making a good recovery. >> reporter: 17 specialists will examine her in 24 hours. they have to recorrect her entire skull, shattered by a taliban bullet. this hospital provides better care than what she can receive in pakistan. and it is also safer. as long as she was in pakistan, the taliban promise to try to kill her. when the taliban took over her neighborhood
happened in libya, the violence that cost four americans their lives including u.s. ambassador chris stevens and abc's jon karl is standing by with this late news. jon? >> reporter: this is ahead of a major congressional hearing tomorrow into what happened in that attack on our consulate in libyament and we are hearing new details, details that we have never heard before about what went down and this is significantly different than what we were told at the time. at the time as you recall we were told it was a protest that went bad and became an attack. now we are told there was no protest going on outside that embassy. the first indication that they heard anything outside the walls of the embassy, of the consulate compound was an explosion and gunfire. they looked through a camera to see what was going on and we are told they saw a large number of armed men coming in and approaching that compound. we're told it was a very complex attack without precedent in u.s. diplomatic history, we've never seen an attack like this in libya or anywhere else we were told, by this senior state depar
the morning. >>> also, we're learning new details about the time line of the deadly september attack at the u.s. consulate in benghazi. the u.s. state department and the white house were advised that an islamic group was claiming responsibility for the attack about two hours after it was carried out. but intelligence sources say other messages with conflicting information may also have been sent on that day. and they add that early reports from the scene of any attack or disaster are often inaccurate. >>> and a u.s. effort to wipe out al qaeda is nearing a significant milestone. according to "the washington post," the number of militants and civilians killed in drone strikes will soon exceed 3,000. that surpasses the number of people al qaeda killed in the 9/11 attacks. and "the post" says the director of the cia is pushing for an expansion of the current drone fleet. >>> and to the global economy now. and a down day in early traiting overseas. asian markets were lowered after dismal earnings reports from some big-name companies here in the u.s. those reports sent the dow to its lowest level in
the death of the u.s. ambassador, chris stevens, and three other americans in libya. there is a report that two men from tunisia were held for questioning in turkey. and abc news has a provocative document tonight. it is a request from the americans on the ground in libya for help with protection. it raises the question about the state department's response and abc's jake tapper shows us that document. >> reporter: the members of the u.s. military serving as security support team at the u.s. embassy in tripoli, libya, wanted to keep a small airplane in the country. according to a government source, that was so the team, changed with providing extra security at diplomatic posts, could travel around the country along with their weapons. but state department officials in washington denied that request, according to a may 3rd e-mail obtained by abc news. copied on the e-mail was u.s. ambassador chris stevens, later killed in a terrorist attack on the diplomatic post in benghazi on september 11th, along with three other americans. an attack that has prompted a house oversight committee hear
the nominees. what they had to say on a series deadlyes including the e u.s. consulate in libya. >> the investigation widens into meningitis outbreak. now a second victim in virginia. >> ladies, we know it costs more to get some great support, but who will spend $2.5 million for brassiere? "good morning washington" at 5:00 a.m. begins now. >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. to know you are g it?n >> i have no idea. good morning, washington. wednesday, october 17. i am cynne simpson. >> i am steve chenevey. let's get to jacqui jeras with a our forecast. >> a great day. chilly, slightly below average. you can see your breath. 49 degrees at reagan national, of 43.nt wind out of the northwest at 3 hour.an cooler temperatures. clear skies at night and all the heat that collected during the daytime escapes. it's 37 in petersburg, 44 in charlottesville, 45 in 9 in manassas. it will be 69 degrees by 5:00, approachingperature 70 degrees. where in the world is adam caskey? he's in the storm chaser. angela. >> starting off nice and light s wednesday morning
oil g nations, the u.s. may the first country that comes to mind. u.s. oil output is surging so soon overtakeould kyle d. raber yet as the world's biggest producer. u.s. production of crude and r liquid hydrocarbons is on this year.se 7% the u.s. would still need to belie on foreign oil as americans use 19 million barrels a day. expect a jobs boom in oil and sector thanks to fracking. it supports 1.7 million new jobs this year already. for businesses such as restaurants, hotels, and shops .urrounding the industry not only did apple showed the mini but a new fourth generation ipad. you got in ipad 3 with the last 30 days, no need to worry. local apple store might lead to exchange it for the one.t the policy is on the store by store basis. should call first and see if the manager will help you out. that's business news. linda bell reporting for abc 7 news. back to you. >> thank you. i don't think that will work on old ipads. the weather is nice today. >> so good today. we had some big changes ahead about what could happen with sandy as well as a strong cold front approaching. let's sta
into a u.s. military convoy. the u.s. war reached the grim milestone with the death of an american soldier. the death toll now standing at 2,000. >>> and very fresh revelations in the government's botched gun tracking program known as fast and furious. with dozens more firearms being linked to crimes in mexico. guns connected to fast and furious have now been recovered at the sites of murders, kidnappings and at least two brutal massacres. >>> there are reports at the airports. in the past two days, loaded guns have gotten past tsa agents. >> reporter: in the latest black eye for tsa, a loaded .38 caliber gun like this went undetected by screeners. richardson mistakenly 234r50u with it from new orleans to newark. just one day earlier in orlando, they missed another loaded gun. this time in a firefighter's carry-on bag. that gun made it on to the plane. >> it's scary. >> i am voiced they missed something like that. >> reporter: some in congress worry this has all become business as usual. >> unfortunately, the reports i get, it's not just this one weapon. it's hundreds of items every day, b
is to blame for the shooting death of a u.s. border patrol agent. nick loss ivie was killed this week just north of the mexico/arizona border. mexican officials arrested two men as investigators look into whether ivie was shot by a fellow officer. his family is struggling to cope with the loss. >> we've been so preoccupied with the grief of the loss, we really haven't had time to be angry at anything. it is what it is. it won't bring nick back. >> homeland security secretary janet napolitano heads to arizona today to express condolences and meet with investigators. >>> syria has apologized for an artillery strike on a turkish town that killed five people. but escalating fears of a cross-border war have sparked demonstrations in turkey. outside the parliament building, riot police used tear gas and water canons to break up anti-war protesters. >>> firefighters are struggling to contain a wildfire threatening about a dozen homes in washington state. the fire, which is being fueled by bone-dry conditions quickly scorched 150 acres about 40 miles from seattle. some people in the town of shelto
toward the u.s. somewhere from the mid-atlantic to new england. >> when you factor in the unusual track that it's going to be taking, that is coming in from the east, across the jersey coast, it's a once in a lifetime storm. arer the >> reporter: the so-called once in a lifetime storm will only get worse as it moves towards land. monday, it will collide with energy that will pull in some cold air from the northwest. now, adding to that perfect storm scenario, there's what we call a blocking pattern that shoves energy from the north back at the storm and back toward the united states. here's what all of that means to you. the storm will carry hurricane-force winds, up to a foot of rain and the potential storm surge that could top out at ten feet. extreme conditions could begin as early as sunday and last for days, drenching the most populated part of the country. >> this storm, that is going to be impacting the mid-atlantic and parts of the northeast monday into tuesday is going to be destructive, historic and, unfortunately, life threatening. >> reporter: a state of emergency has alread
this monday morning. thanks. >>> the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate has now become campaign fodder. south carolina republican senator lindsey graham is accusing the administration of a coverup. the top democrat says it is ridiculous conspiracy stuff. >>> people are paying tribute to arlen specter this morning. he served 30 years in the senate and he died yesterday of complications from nonhoge kins lymphoma. >> i remember as a kid, he would be down in the stands at three rivers stadium at steelers games introducing himself, just getting to know, he wanted to know the whole stadium. think people will look back and say, that is what an elected official is supposed to do, even if it is not convenient or is difficult at times. arlen specter always did that. >> his funeral is tomorrow. vice president joe biden has postponed campaign events in order to attend. he was 82 years old. >>> in other new, pretrial hearings are set to begin today for five men accused of planning the terrorist attacks on 9/11. the hearings are closed but family members of those killed on 9/11 have been invited to milita
not taking responsibility for the security at the u.s. embassy in the be at the date ambassador chris stevens was killed in an attack. the admission comes amidst growing pressure for the white house to respond with force to the attack. >> secretary of state hillary clinton is taking ownership for the security failures at the consulate in libya that left ambassador chris stevens and three other americans dead. she told cnn ensuring the safety of u.s. diplomatic staff overseas is her job, not the white house. >> i take responsibility. i am in charge of the state department, 60,000 + people all over the world. the president and vice president certainly would not be knowledgeable about specific decisions that are made by security professionals. >> congress heard testimony last week that the state department was aware of and rejected several request for increase security. >> have long known extremists have come out of libya. there is an effort to try to reestablish a presence of extremists. it was something we were very focused on and working on. >> her comments, as republicans used the attacks to
of the three nato killed. according to reuters, this is an area of afghanistan that is usually patrolled by u.s. , kohst province. could be u.s. troops injured or dead. we are searching international feeds. we hope to have more later this morning. reporting.nji >> d.c. police investigating a shooting which wounded a man and woman. it happened just after 10:00 at the new york avenue and north capitol street in northwest. in the leg andt shot in the arm. we don't know what led to the shooting. police of not release details on any suspects. >> prince george's county investigating a suspicious apartment fire. this or out before 11:30 last night on livingston terrace in oxon hill. was contained to the second three-story building. no one injured. >> investigators have found the to kidnap a 13-year- old boy at a mcdonald's in silver spring. he was found at the d.c. hospital. he went up to the point at a on colesville road on friday. was a police then tried to drag out of the restaurant. the eventual release the boy and then took off. with attempteded kidnapping and second-degree assault. the extraditi
. he has gained $22,000. a spokesman person for twitter the debate was the most about event in u.s. history. >> he will visit virginia today. he and paul ryan holding a rally tonight with a country singer. president obama will return to the campaign trail. he will speak in denver and at wisconsin iny of madison. vice president biden visiting iowa. stay with abc 7 for complete of the presidential race. atk for us online as well wjla.com. >> per vigil tonight to remember of the sniper attacks 10 years ago. it's at the united methodist n gaithersburg to honor the 10 people died during the three weeks. john allen mohammed and lee boyd malvo were convicted. malvo is serving a life sentence in a virginia prison and his accomplice was executed. funeral mass today for a two sonsoman and her o were shot and killed by the father.'s family members and friends your last night for petersons. her husband albert killed his taking his own life. funeral is at 10:00 a.m. in reston. >> important news for job- seekers. job fair today in arlington 10:30 until 2:00 p.m. at on north fortn at. drive jobs
debate. >> it is gorgeous to be out here. between the white house and u.s. capitol, freedom plaza. renowned. there are skateboarders, tourists, and policy come of the finalhe eve before -- between obama and mitt romney. >> the debates are supposed to be for the undecided. >> it is the ideal location to political turning expectations, and disappointment. put this country in a very position. >> the man who voted early is .ed up >> its crust to turn our stomach things theyut the are saying. amy teaches middle school social studies in missouri. >> i am asking them to think what each candidate brings as ad what we value country. gregory, a d.c. resident. debate topicay's an intriguing one. that are like unfathomable. happen.t supposed to u.s. ambassadors are not supposed to be murdered. >> who will better manage the challenges? china, iran, and beyond? romney area and mr. preparing for the debate, night in a swing state, florida. a whopping 29 electoral votes. >> we want to remind everyone you can see the debate tomorrow at 9:00 right here on abc 7. .ne more note there is a small group
for the u.s. housing market. 389,000 homesles, last month. an increase of 6% over august. it indicates steady improvement byhousing market driven record low mortgage rates. >> if you are planning to fly holiday, it beng than youto pay more did last year. the average price of a round- trip ticket within the u.s. is $386. that is 9% more of them last year. there are more passengers trying to book fewer seats and the airlines are attacking non for peak travel times -- are tacking on surcharges for peak travel times. that could mean significant stormerosion because the -- some beaches are not far from miami are already off-limits. >> it looks nice down there even all of that. >> it is gun to be an interesting story. -- it isn't going to be an interesting storm. -- it is going to be an storm.ting do you mean by interesting? should i be frightened? we do not see this coming than you did last year. together all that frequently. it will not be a europe came north, buts this far l be -- it will not be a powerful storm -- it will when it getsicane far north, but it will still be a powerful storm
of our military has changed. >> they brought the debate back issue, theer-one economy, in particular u.s. jobs.bile >> you were very clear that you provide government the u.s. auto if they wentn through bankruptcy. >> the idea has been suggested would liquidate the industry. of course not. >> the latest abc news poll shows this race is still close, but the president carrying a one point lead. >> i don't think mitt romney hurt himself, but obama and himself a couple points debate. >> both candidates will spend most of their time campaigning in key battleground states. brandi hitt, abc news, florida. today the president will travel to --. mitt romney and his running mate visitryan will d anderson, nevada, and morrison, colorado. we will have updates on our web site, wjla.com. >> in prince george's county, whofort washington boy entered an alford plea in the foster sister is expected in court today. the 12-year-old will learn his punishment. he is charged with involuntary the death of the two-year-old girl in july. an alford plea is not an guilt butof acknowledges there's enough conviction.
a round. a u.s. judge lifted a ban on of the galaxy tablets. is still seeking a ban, but this will allow samsung to sell the 10.1 for the holidays. samsung is still the leader in u.s. smartphone market, but apple is catching up quickly. posted some big gains in market share. blackberry and windows are continuing to lose ground. book may soonxt g as a flashcard soon. secretary of education arne it's necessary if the u.s. wants to keep up with .ther countries this is a globe and as a speaker thaticrophone built in a smartphone para it >> i don't care what has gone on the last seven years. it's all worth it for this moment. thejuly of 2005, player named adam greenberg got his first major- plate appearance against the marlins. he got hit in the head and back to build his career. glass night in miami finally made it .ack to the big leagues a second chance to have one baat.al at he struck out. he did not seem to mind. he had made it back to the majors. now is officially in the record books. >> he got a second chance thanks to an on-line campaign that got the 31-year-old another bat. he hopes t
incidents are related. >> for the first time in u.s. the u.s. does not have a protestant majority. the number of protestant adults in the u.s. has to 48%. the number of americans with no religious affiliation has 20% in the last five years. people who describe themselves having no religion overwhelmingly vote for democrats. >> naacp dumping into the showdown over gay marriage in jumping into the showdown. ady will feature an featuring julian bond. it comes one day after day launched a tvents ad campaign. it's tuesday morning. >> still ahead, the latest on a deadly meningitis outbreak. >> still ahead, the latest on a deadly meningitis outbreak. why (bell rings) hi. yes? you know those delicious granola bunches in honey bunches of oats? i love those. we've added more to every box. really? wow! ney bunches of oats. make your day buncnches better. >> another greenbelt sity stars team.ope - we are the greenbelt sity stars. >> good morning, washington. >> here's a look at the monument lit.ifully 48 degrees at reagan national currently, dew point of 45. we have areas of rain pushin
degrees. >> details on the world's cheapest electronic reader. >> the u.s. embassy attack in libya has security questions still swirling. a former top security official in libya testified before the house that he was seeking more security. a state department official said that she declined to approve more security but that the security was at accuappropriate for the current threat level at the time. >> let's check in with adam caskey to see how the day shaping up. cooler temperatures. >> noticeably cooler today. the wind picks up tomorrow so you will notice that. no big changes in the weather until monday when we could have a few showers. some warming through the weekend. pretty straightforward. another beautiful pictures to share with you. sue metzker my friends in frederick, sent this great photographs. fog yesterday morning combined with fall colors made for this beautiful scene. triste changing colors as well as the undergrowth. i welcome all of your photographs. e-mail me or hit me up on facebook. high pressure is overhead today. that means clear conditions and bright sunshine thr
are expected to spar again over libya after "the new york times" reported that the u.s. and iran had agreed to one-on-one talks. >> now iran thinks they can go much harder than they think they can go. >> reporter: the white house added it is open to one-on-one talks. >> and now to a point that iran's economy is on its knees. >> reporter: president obama has been preparing for the debate at camp david. and mitt romney in florida where he gave this advice between the football game. >> figure out which of the players is best and take them out early. >> reporter: a new poll shows the president has a five-point lead among registered voters but a likely race shows the race is a dead heat at 47%. >> i have a question. >> do you want me to answer? >> reporter: and denied that instead of circling each other, the candidates will be sitting. brandi hitt, abc news, boca raton, florida. >> but who could have predicted how those first two debates would go but "gma" anchor and host of "this week" george stephanopoulos has an idea of what to look for in tonight's third confrontation. >> here's what i expec
in bengha benghazi. it was terror after all, not angry protesters, killing the u.s. ambassador. and the issue is front and center at a hearing on capitol hill. >>> on the campaign trail. a new, softer side of mitt romney. his family urging the change, as polls show him closing the gap in battleground states. >>> airport arsenal. a boston man detained at l.a.x., after what border agents found in his luggage. body armor, weapons, even body bags. >>> and snoopy on the silver screen. the big announcement. charlie brown and the gang, in a brand-new movie. >>> good wednesday morning. i'm sunny hostin, in for paula faris. >> good morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. we begin this wednesday, with tough questions ahead on capitol hill today, about last month's attack that killed the u.s. ambassador to libya, as well as three other americans. >> the title of the house committee probe speaks volumes. it's called the hearing on the failure in benghazi. tahman bradley is here with a preview. good morning, tahman. >> reporter: good morning, sunny and rob. with the security failures in the spo
for the third quarter. the gdp is the broadest overall measure of the size and strength of the u.s. economy. economists were expecting a growth rate of 1.8%. the number buoyed by an increase in consumer spending and stronger housing market. the air went out of stocks midweek. the dow fell 250 points on wednesday after poor earnings news and the market was flat later in the week. big multinationals did not farewell in earnings. caterpillar missed revenues and dupont fell short and said it would cut 1500 jobs. 3m met kpapt tigss and boeing and proctor & gamble beat expectations. among technology and internet compans, faceboo and dwra hao beat expectations but facebook and disappointed. the ipad mini is lighter than the full size ipad and 7.9 inches and $329. two product launches for microsoft introducing windows 8 than tablet, the surface which retails for $499. it's been anything bau strong earnings season so far. have companies squeezed all of the profits they canm rom the revenues get? and what affect will the elections have on the market? joining me is bob doll from black rock. thank you
to talk directly to the u.s. about its nuclear program. one republican called it an iranian ploy. >> as to iran they have quadruple uranium to make a bomb before obama got in office. >> reporter: the white house denied a meeting is set, added it is open to one-on-one talks. a source warned the administration is cautious, because the iranians have used negotiations in the past as a stalling tactic. what is clear, this will be a debate point. >> we have iran, four years closer to a nuclear bomb. >> reporter: not just iran. republicans want to know if enough was done to protect u.s. diplomats during benghazi, libya attack. a drone did arrive over the city as the the attack was ending and diplomats were being evacuated which could allow romney. >> it was not a spontaneous demonstration is that what you are saying? while the president has ben out of site at camp david we did get a hint of his plan. highlight the killing of bin laden, end of the iraq war and question mitt romney's overseas trip as a presidential candidate when he wondered about security at london's olympics. >> we reme
. it's that time of year. tonight on abc 7 news at 5 you'll meet a trailblazer in the u.s. navy, the first black female to reached three-star admiral. we will talk with michelle howard a graduate of the naval academy. she talks about the joys and challenges and obstacles she has experienced, from her command of a u.s. warship to a daring hostage rescue in international waters to surviving an attack at the pentagon. >> coming up on abc 7 news at noon last night's dancing we will reveal the couple that was sent packing. >> on "katie" we have a look at the reality tv phenomenon. for some it is an obsession. we will hear from some reality stars about what's happening bye, mom. we're here! [ giggling ] these days, nobody has time to get sick. mom, i don't feel good. but minuteclinic makes it easy to get well. our nurse practitioners can diagnose and write prescriptions for everything from strep throat to sinus infections with no appointment necessary, so you can feel better in no time. minuteclinic, the medical clinic in cvs pharmacy now offeringlu shots
. >> we are hearing this morning north korea warned the u.s. that it has missiles that can reach its range to the u.s. they are saying this comes after some sort of agreement between south korea and officials in washington. the statement came out over the official korean central news agency. a spokesman for the national defense commission says that the north plans to bolster its military operations and prepared this. a short time ago, an official with south career opposing defense ministry said that they had no official comment on north korea's statement and they went on to say that officials in seoul, south korea and washington have repeatedly said they have no intention of attacking north korea. we are keeping a close eye on this story. as soon as we get any new information, we will pass it along to you. back to you. >> thank you. >> let's check in with adam caskey for the weather. >> is going to be cloudy and damp to start our tuesday morning. we will see a little sunshine this afternoon. overall, mostly cloudy for the majority of the day. big improvements tomorrow, just in time for the
in the u.s. consulate in benghazi was attacked. >> bundle up -- prepared to save -- prepared to pay more on your heating bill. >> a cloudy start and sunshine this afternoon. will it move away tomorrow? pamela howze: it just seems like such an... infringement on our lives. how dare they step into my life that way. it's none of their business. he's trying to restrict us again. he's taking us backwards. george allen is the last thing we need in washington. anncr: the democratic senatorial campaign committee is... responsible for the content of this advertising. >> the first hearing on the benghazi attacks that killed a u.s. ambassador and other americans got underway today. >> for the attacks spontaneous or an act of terrorism? >> a hearing about the attack that killed a master chris stevens and three others in benghazi last night -- was not a response to a video. each witnesses -- each with this referred to it as an unprecedented attack. >> i have not seen an attack of such ferocity and intensity in libya nor with my time with the diplomatic security service. >> ambassador
for the u.s. postal service. they will not be able to borrow any more money. they have reached the $15 billion debt limit. a they will be able to only borrow money from the u.s. treasury as opposed to private banks. the have been borrowing billions from taxpayers to make up for shortfalls. still to come on abc 7 news at 6, some shutdowns at the university of phoenix. we will tell you what's going on there. >> lovely traffic on the beltway. soon, you'll be able to pay a toll to move a lot faster. how much will it cost? we learned a lot more about that today. >> 64 degrees and clear skies in arlington. some changes coming our way. temperatures up and down some thunderstorms, too. we will [ mitt romney ] look at the evidence of theast four years. we've got 23 million people out of work or stopped looking for work. they're suffering in this country. the president would prefer raising taxes. the problem wh raising taxes is that it slows downn the rate of growth. i'm not going to raise taxes on anyone because when the economy's growing slow like this, when we're in recession
in the u.s., as well. 400 scholarship winners, the so-called sons of oprah paid tribute in the emotional highpoint of her 25-year run on the oprah show. >> over 400 men. >> reporter: the film follows the girls' epic journey from the poorest townships from south africa, all the way to graduation. >> there were many days during these past five years where i've asked myself, what were you thinking? what were you thinking, you could build a school? i was thinking about this day. i was thinking about this day with them walking in triumph across this stage in their white dresses. >> the class of 2011. >> reporter: so, like any nervous mom sending kids off to college, six of them here in the u.s., shopping for dorm furnishings with them left her feeling like an empty nester. >> the very first morning that the girls from the united states were here and we were all going to, i can't believe, i'm reaching over target and bed bath & beyond. but the morning we were all getting dressed to go shopping for their college dorms, i mean, i -- it's -- the moment it hit me. >> reporter: it's been a journey,
. iran is likely to be addressed after it was reported that they to one u.s. have agreed on one talks over its nuclear program. e house says there is no this point. enforcing sanctions to the is onwhere the economy its knees. the attack on the u.s. in libya is also expected to be a hot topic. the president has some explaining to do. one of the questions is, did he know about the two pirate on the consulate? >> analysts say the slightest be costly to both campaigns. the debate is so important. these moments can change the case -- of the race. analysts say that both candidates have to lay out a clear foreign policy program. however, some believe that those -- to begin may not impact the election as early .oting has already started begins atcoverage 9:00. t to hear your reaction during the debate. wjla.com -- log onto wjla.com. you can see what other local are thinking as well. today on the campaign trail, the driving thes are .ampaign trail will be in colorado. joe biden is making the push in ohio. look at alive event in canton, ohio. the first of two stops for the vice-president. the f
and a forecast it away. however, some computer models questionable and some of closer toward the coast of the u.s. and looking up front in the cold midwest. these lines are individual forecasts. it seems they are lined up so is confidence in the forecast down below but as a guest to the u.s., it diverges. either way, this is a very large and it will be a causal even for the mid-atlantic. have to see about anything beyond that. taker look at this time lapse. this is the sun rise from this morning along with morning high level clouds. what a beautiful star. there were a few sprinkles out and itwest this morning be a great afternoon. about 68 degrees at reagan national and 72 at dulles. high pressure is still anchored across the southeast. it is a little iffy for travelers in the northeast. this will bring some major the weekend even if impact us.not you will see a big cool down especially by sunday. for today, partly cloudy skies, warm, 77-82 degrees. our record high as 84 and we get close to that but i don't think we'll break it. tonight 53-60 and winds are from to marceau it will be a tomorrow an
. >> the president spent the night while insideone u.s. for the first time. >> you may notice that my voice sounds just a little hoarse. the priorityrs is like bonnieor more, davis. >> we have to realize the next choosent could very well of supreme court justices. perplexed as to why a for awould vote republican. are,new poll shows they indicating mitt romney, down not y a double digits, with womenead even voters. and it is astonishing. don't you want to be equal? >> volunteers canvassed the hoping they can get to the polls. it is the president stressed the way to ensure his supporters they will get what d need.nt an >> you want to know that whoever the oval office is going to fight for you. richmond, theft chicago. took off for saw him vote.e this is the first time in u.s. history that a sitting president took part in early voting, something he has been promoting heavily. said they don't remotely believe the new poll numbers that show he and mitt are now even among women voters. maureen? >> the president received two endorsements today. colin secretary of state powell said he is backing the did f
you very much. breaking news on the deadly attack that killed a u.s. ambassador. secretary of state hillary clinton is taking responsibility for security at the u.s. consulate in libya. an attack killed the ambassador, christopher stevens, and three other americans. the obama administration has faced criticism over security levels there but clinton says security is her job. and not that of the white house. >> let's go to the race for the white house. both candidates are gearing up for debate. but this time tomorrow night president obama and his challenger mitt romney will have just finished up their second face off. all eyes will be on the president after his performance in the fence -- first the date was panned by critics. =-- first debate was panned by critics. >> the pundits say president obama need to present a more convincing argument while mitt romney benefits from continuing his credible alternative. as we found out today, the nation remains divided. the things that ad value to our daily experience the first big push on his swing, the end of a good book, sat beside presidenti
? >>> another breaking story we're covering. collision at s. a u.s. navy cruiser rams a nuclear-powered submarine in exercises off the east coast. how could this have happened? >>> mama oprah. the queen of all media talks about being mother to 19 girls. oprah winfrey opening up in an exclusive interview about her emotional journey with the first class of her academy. she discusses the future of her cable network, own. >>> and royal treatment. the 16-year-old who beat a potentially lethal flesh-eating bacteria. this morning, the moving honor her classmates have bestowed upon her. >>> and good morning, everyone. we're counting down to the next presidential debate. round two of the prize fight between president obama and mitt romney will be a battle for momentum in the final weeks before election day. we'll look at who's got the advantage heading into tuesday night. >> give you a sense of the stakes here. president obama taking four days off the trail hunkering down for debate prep. we'll get into that with jake tapper coming up. >>> also, he's the austrian daredevil getting ready
to the southeast u.s., of picking up the effect of sandy already. homestead air force base, fla., 75 degrees. wind gusts of 52 heavy rain. this pattern will move. the storm is moving quickly but will slow down once it makes landfall and will be a protractor long, slow moving system. but not the next few days. meantime not bad. 60's, low 70's, some sunshine. the wind will be out of the east and southeast, bringing the low- level moisture. overnight, clouds, patchy fog, drizzle commonplace. right now, all of the sunshine very warm temperatures. 83 charleston, 80 degrees and asheville, 76 indianapolis. on the other side of this cold front, blue or minnesota and the low 30's. this will be a key player, this trough of low pressure, the leading edge, a very strong upper level low associated with it, and that will make this happen in the next several days involving sandy. for the moment, not a lot of stormiest. with the leading edge of the cold front is still back to the west. the next few days, more cloudiness slowing coolly -- slowly cooling temperatures, and then the effects of sandy. over the bahamas
. at the venezuelan restaurant laca in falls church many customers from venezuela say the reason they're in the u.s. is chavez who they believe is destroying their country. >> very bad. my aunt has been -- >> it's not safe there. no jobs. >> beatrice and francisco camacho moved to the u.s. 17 years ago and they originally planned to move back. >> chavez in power, no no way. >> we can tell with our eyes what's happened. and what we saw we didn't like it. >> the comachos say relatives got on a black list and couldn't find jobs. lilia's mother lost her oil job. >> he fired her. >> and elena says she couldn't get a public school teaching job. all because of chavez. still, chavez has his supporters. >> and back out here live, venezuela, those supporters were enough to give him the election but these folks you see here they don't trust the results and say it was rigged and right now they're actually listening to a speech by shen reek caprice who challenged -- henrique caprice who was the challenger but the official word is chavez held ton win. these folks do not
have more evidence tonight that the u.s. housing market is coming back to life. the number of new homes constructed in september jumped 15% in one month. and that is the fastest rate of new construction since the early days of the recession, in july 2008. something else we've not seen in four years, the fastest rate of applications for building permits, up 12%, a promise of new construction around the bend. >>> and a startling headline today about an article of faith in the health of american families. the annual physical at the doctor's office. a new study by british researchers raises the question, do they really make us healthier and do they save lives? abc's chief medical editor dr. richard besser has been pouring over the results. >> reporter: we've thought of it as the right way to do medicine. urge everyone to get an annual checkup, even if they felt fine. but the study out today, looking at more than 150,000 people at different times in different countries, may take you out of the waiting room. comparing average people who got an annual checkup with people who didn't, there was
to the number one issue, the economy. in particular, u.s. auto jobs. >> you were very clear that you would not provide government assistance to the u.s. auto companies, even if they went through bankruptcy. >> the idea that has been suggested that i would liquidate the industry, of course not. >> reporter: the latest abc news/"washington post" poll shows this race is still close, with the president carrying a one-point lead. >> i don't think mitt romney hurt himself. but i think barack obama may have helped himself a point or two in the course of the debate. >> reporter: and with exactly two weeks, now, until election day, both of the candidates will be spending most of their time campaigning in the key battleground states. reporting live in boca raton, florida, brandi hitt. now, back to you live in the studio. >> thank you, brandi. >>> the final presidential debate is in the books. and the final sprint to election day can begin. >> and joining us is our senior washington editor, rick klein. thank you for being here. did you think last night's debate move the needle at all in an increasing
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